The accordion is not the first instrument you think of when it comes to rock music. And yet it shows up in a surprising number of hit songs.
After some early albums, Linda Ronstadt’s “Heart Like A Wheel” announced her as one of the definitive vocalists of the 70s.
A new collection of Nina Simone’s earliest recordings is an intriguing roadmap of her musical (and stylistic) journey.
With so many hit albums in the 1970s, Elton John’s “Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player” doesn’t always get the recognition it deserves.